Tuesday, April 29, 2008

It's a Vast Wright-Wing Conspiracy!

Who arranged Reverend Wright's speaking engagement at the National Press Club?

Our World As We See It:
Barbara Reynolds, a former USA Today editorial journalist who just happens to be
1. A Minister
2. A Hillary Clinton Supporter
3. A Woman who has her own Personal Blog

According to DD2, Reynold's blog was taken down at 9:30am this morning (link to her website; while checking for cached links to her blogposts, this appears to work). He copied down one paragraph from her blog, before it happened:
"Like many African American women, I have struggled with the dilemma of selecting a black man or a white woman to go against warmonger Sen. John McCain. My problem was that both Senators Obama and Clinton are darn good. Finally I voted for Senator Clinton. My first reason was that as seductive as Obama’s mantra of hope, the Clintons legacy of help is more substantive and stronger. Hope by definition is not based on facts. It is an emotional expectation. Things hoped for may or may not come. But help based on experience trumps hope every time. How do you abandon someone like Hillary Clinton, who at every opportunity worked for causes benefiting the poor, especially children? Her work began in her early days with her mentor Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’’s Defense Fund and at Yale Law School, where she pursued children’’s studies. Early on her stated life’s goal was to be a "voice for America’s children."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Word, see my latest update, it seems that Newt Gingrich has the same opinion that I did.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO, I just noticed this.

"It's a Vast Wright-Wing Conspiracy!"

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:51:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I'm going through some of blogposts, cached.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

This link works.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Hmmm...her blogspot is working again; but the latest entry is only dated April 2nd....


Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

nydailynews, by way of DU:

A former editorial board member at USA Today, she runs something called Reynolds News Services and teaches ministry at the Howard University School of Divinity. (She is an ordained minister).

It also turns out that Reynolds - introduced Monday as a member of the National Press Club "who organized" the event - is an enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter.

On a blog linked to her Web site- www.reynoldsnews.com - Reynolds said in a February post: "My vote for Hillary in the Maryland primary was my way of saying thank you" to Clinton and her husband for the successes of Bill Clinton's presidency.

The same post criticized Obama's "Audacity of Hope" theme: "Hope by definition is not based on facts," wrote Reynolds. It is an emotional expectation. Things hoped for may or may not come. But help based on experience trumps hope every time."

In another blog entry, Reynolds gives an ever-sharper critique of Obama: "It is a sad testimony that to protect his credentials as a unifier above the fray, the senator is fueling the media characterization that Rev. Dr. Wright is some retiring old uncle in the church basement."

I don't know if Reynolds' eagerness to help Wright stage a disastrous news conference with the national media was a way of trying to help Clinton - my queries to Reynolds by phone and e-mail weren't returned yesterday - but it's safe to say she didn't see any conflict between promoting Wright and supporting Clinton.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I found the entry DD2 had published, cached. Here's the whole entry, dated February 14th:

By Dr. Barbara A. Reynolds

Never before has the political clout of African-American women been so crucial as in this presidential race when they make up as high as two-thirds of registered black voters. Black women voters are the primary reason why Senator Barack Obama pulled Oprah and Senator Clinton garnered Maya Angelo and the majority of the black women in the Congressional Black Caucus in their respective camps.
As expected Sen. Barack Obama trounced Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Chesapeake Trifecta of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
With most of my Maryland and DC friends beating the drum for Sen. Obama, I tried to join the parade. Usually I am a drum major, leading momentum, but not this time.
Like many African American women, I have struggled with the dilemma of selecting a black man or a white woman to go against warmonger Sen. John McCain. My problem was that both Senators Obama and Clinton are darn good.
Finally I voted for Senator Clinton. My first reason was that as seductive as Obama’s mantra of hope, the Clintons legacy of help is more substantive and stronger.
Hope by definition is not based on facts. It is an emotional expectation. Things hoped for may or may not come. But help based on experience trumps hope every time.
How do you abandon someone like Hillary Clinton, who at every opportunity worked for causes benefiting the poor, especially children? Her work began in her early days with her mentor Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund and at Yale Law School, where she pursued children’s studies. Early on her stated life’s goal was to be a "voice for America’s children."
Look how different things would be that before any poli

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Either way, I'm not buying any of this crap.

Why didnt Obama come out and blast The Racist Pastor Yesterday? Last week? Last year?

He only did this for political purposes.

Great post by the way Word, and DD

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2:49:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Wow....some really vitriolic comments (all anonymous, of course) left in Reynold's Wright post:




April 29, 2008 12:23 PM

God doesn't like ugly, lady, and you will surely get yours for the sneaky, underhanded thing you did. Since you support a pathological racist liar, an uncle tom like yourself can't see that what you did was wrong. What did Hillary offer you? Money? A position in her imaginary administration? You're an affront to the AA community and a sell out. You pleased your massa Mrs Clinton real good. Everybody knows you were behind inviting Wright and that you knew it would cause a stir with the media. You are shameless and I hope you get what you deserve.

April 29, 2008 12:24 PM


You are about to become one of the most despised women in the country. The AA community will spit on you once word gets around about what you did. Enjoy your master's appreciation while you have it because you're finished.

April 29, 2008 12:29 PM

Why are you guys attacking Ms. Reynolds? This is very childish. First of all, if you disagree with Wright, state that. A few months ago, blacks were defending Wright,now they are bashing him and anyone around him. This is absolutely neurotic.

Question: The NAACP hosted Wright and so did Bill Moyer. Were they "selling out" too? At least be consistent.

April 29, 2008 12:29 PM

Shame on you Rev Reynolds,to bring
Rev Wright to the NPC to make a fool out of his self,and black religion,he acted like a buffoon.We
have the chance to make history,and
you go and put this NUT on a national stage.If you owe your soul
to the Clinton's that's your business,but don't make all black
americans look like fools to enhance your candidate.You are a
traitor and an Aunt Tomasina.

April 29, 2008 12:57 PM

And then there are comments like these, which scare me in another way:

Dear Dr. Reynolds:

I don't take issue with Rev. Wright's career or his accomplishments. I am the product of the post civil rights movement. I am a white woman who was raised not to see skin color as a negative but as different. I am raising three multiracial boys. Sadly, I fear that by encouraging Rev. Wright to continue to spew some of his more eccentric views, you have damaged our chances of having a very good candidate (Obama) fall by the wayside. I have been praying for Obama's success ever since I read his books and discovered how much I truly identified with his story. I honestly wanted it to be true that when I tell my boys that they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up--even President--that it would ring true. However, by inviting Rev. Wright to answer these questions at this time has effectively thrown gasoline on to an already heated race. The fact that you support Hillary Clinton automatically makes me question your integrity as I have watched her and her husband skate past numerous illegalities during their political careers. I genuinely doubt your sincerity in supporting Rev. Wright as you have chosen the worst time to organize such an event. I deplore how mainstream media has pushed the Rev. Wright as front and center as the voice of the black church as though there is only one. Rev. Wright certainly doesn't speak for the church I attend which is considered a black church. How sad that you would choose a gender issue over that of race at this point in our history. Especially, since we are slowing moving more and more toward a segregated past. The Republicans are advancing our society toward a lose of civil liberties in the name of "freedom isn't free." You would seek to aid in that campaign by supporting someone who is in bed with the Republicans despite her Democratic name tag. Shame on you Ms. Reynolds. I will be sure to pray for you as you are most egregiously in error. This is a frightening & dangerous game you have played and considering all the bomb threats, etc. that Rev. Wright and his church have been subject to. I live in Alabama and I am telling you there are people crazy enough to carry out these threats if they are continuely insighted to do so.

April 29, 2008 1:27 PM

I'm very saddened that you've chosen to take this path Dr. Reynolds. You have the power to do very positive and uplifting things within the AA community and you are instead choosing to participate in potentially destroying what may end up being one of the greatest African Americans in the History of the United States. Barack Obama has the opportunity to hold this nations highest office, and after all our people have been through historically, this is something that should be working on building and encouraging, not tearing down and preventing.

Some day in the future, when you've passed, wouldn't it be wonderful for your great grandchildren to sit back and say with pride that they're great grandmother helped the first African American President in US History get elected. How tragic would it be for them to know that you had actually done things that PREVENTED this from happening.

April 29, 2008 2:56 PM

Then it's back to the vile anon commenters:

Ms Reynolds;
You have imbued the characteristics of your candidate, Hillary Clinton. Backstabbing, Shady deals, and hipocracy in the nature of your education and personal background will eat you from within like cancer.
Whatever reason you have to sell out Mr.Obama, your dirty ways will come back to haunt you...

April 29, 2008 3:33 PM

It's amazing that you would help Rev. Wright try to bring Obama down. You're just as much of an arrogant bitch now as you were in your days in journalism. As a young journalist, I often marveled at your vicious attitude toward young black writers. Then you were fired, but of course you came back, as a reverend no less. So which is it? Were you and Wright both turned down by Obama? Or are you and Wright both being paid by the Clintons? No matter what, you are both a tragic embarassment to African Americans everywhere. Hang your head in shame and leave spirituality to people who are actually decent human beings.

April 29, 2008 4:22 PM

If this was a staged event to benefit the Clinton campaign then I certainly hope you and your flock are punished accordingly...Your reach for power and privilage at a "Good Man's Expense" hopefully will be seen for what it is....The Clintons have proven to be only loyal to themselves....What message does this send to young black men who the black church is supposedly so fond of...Just more of the same from crabs in a basket...More of the same!

April 29, 2008 4:23 PM

I find these comments revealing...windows into the mind of Obama supporters:

Dear Dr. Reynolds,
Only you know the truth of why you would encourage Dr. Wright to speak out in a manner that you knew would only hurt his reputation and harm Barack Obama's campaign. The interview with Bill Moyers was excellent - what you helped stage was awful and sad. If it was to help the Clintons then I guess you'll just have to live with it and only you know if it was worth it. To me hurting someone else for some wordly reason never is. One thing I saw in Obama's press conference today is that no matter what is tossed at him, he remains respectful, decent and focused- something that can be said about few politicians - certainly not the Clintons. He will still have my vote and the Clintons never will.

April 29, 2008 5:26 PM

I really wanted to know who--and it turns out to be a Black woman--should have known.

After realizing how you planned to sabotage Obama I have absolutely no respect for you or Rev. Wright.

Hopefully, someone will reveal who invited Rev. Wright and for whose benefit he was paid to speak on behalf of. It certainly was not the church. (NOW WE KNOW)
Nor should anyone believe that he did this for himself other than for his pocket. Just talking to people casually today everyone knows he is part of the black pastor white politician game where they connive behind the backs of African-Americans for votes. That has been the true role of the black pastor and his black church in politics. Obviously Rev Wright benefits--but for the same reason as Judas. It is disgusting that in the day and age where many young people under the age of forty, beneficiaries of Dr. King, are now being subject to the same divisive issues that have hurt them, as well s this country, in the past. Here we are a country in the midst of an economic global crisis and the best we can do is stir up mess so that Hillary can be president. No, no, no, this has nothing to do with Rev Wright and the black church---this is about the same old thing: politics and corruption.

April 29, 2008 5:32 PM

Anonymous Alice L said...

Dear Dr. Reynolds, or Dear Barbara, as I'd have called you 32 years ago when you were a reporter at the Chicago Tribune and I was a whistle blower at the FDA. You helped me with your reports and I'll always be grateful.

I have not kept in touch and only heard about you today on Fox news in connection with Rev Wright's speech Monday.

You are to be respected and admired for your views, your honesty and integrity.

Don't be discouraged by the hate messages. Why shouldn't Dr. Wright be given a chance to speak and defend himself. It is obvious he spoke the truth. His views may not be popular, but he is not pretending to be someone he is not.

Remeber: many are the people who admire and support you. I'm one of them.

I am glad you support Hillary. So do I.

Will you be in Chicago one of these days?. I hope you will finally autograph your book for me.
("Jessie Jackson, the man the myth and the movement". I think I still have it somewhere.)


April 29, 2008 7:42 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice, you and Judas Barbara belong together. I hope you both get what you deserve.

Barbara, did you get what you wanted? Because right now, not too many AAs can stand the sight of you. This was either about money the Clintons offered you or power. Whatever the case, how does it feel to be a sell out? I hope your Master Hildaguard Clinton is pleased with your Tomisina backstabbing. You'd better hope Obama doesn't win the presidency. Yeah, Barbie, you'd better hope real hard.

And by the way. To the idiot who said people aren't saying the same thing about Wright's appearance with Moyers and the NAACP, this is a completely different situation. Wright had a right to defend himself, but what he did on Monday went beyond the pale. Barbie Judas being a Clinton supporter doesn't help. How do you sleep at night Barb? Here's a suggestion. You may want to wipe that poop off your nose. Smelly isn't it? Being up in Hillary butt. You give brown nosing a new name.

April 29, 2008 9:02 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame on you, Barbara Reynolds. How could you play the role of Judas Iscariot and set out to destroy Barack Obama, and if truth be told, Rev. Wright. I think you and Rev. Wright will get what you deserve from the Almighty God that you profess to serve. I hope you get fired from Howard University's Divinity School because they should not have someone like you who lacks integrity and honesty on their faculty. How can you teach young ministers and be so duplicitious? You are a shame to black womanhood, the black race, and the human race. I hope you can sleep at night for our God can have your conscience (if you have one) beat you and keep you up. Woe be unto those who will do you harm, is what Senator Obama has to fight against. Don't you see that Senator Obama has divine protection? He is God-sent, not Devil sent like you are. Have you ever heard him utter a bad word against anyone. And yet you complain about him affectionately calling Rev. Wright an Uncle. Everyone except you saw it as a term of endearment. Sister, you need to hold on to God's unchanging hand and you need to get on your knees and ask the Lord to forgive you for you have sinned against our Heavenly Father.

April 29, 2008 9:43 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Alice will find a handful of people who think what you did was right. It's a darn shame that you chose to carry "Miss Ann's (Hillary's) pails and laundry on top of your head. What you did to Rev. Wright is indefensible. You provided an international stage for him to perform on. And perform, he did. He reminded me of the old minstrel shows they used to have down South. It was downright embarrassing to see this learned man act like a buffoon, strutting and prancing around the stage; laughing, making faces, playing the dozens. How did that help him come "out of the basement (your words)" to have his finest hour. I thought his interview with Bill Moyers was very good. That was the Rev. Wright I have seen. His speech before the Detroit NAACP was very good. But that thing you organized for the National Press Club was disgraceful. He should be upset with you. Both of you did something to Barack Obama that hedid not deserve. I hope "Missus Hillary" is worth it. You will have to return to the black community when all is said and done. You will end up in the trash with all of the other folks she has discarded along the way, if that's not where you already are.

April 29, 2008 9:55 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss Reynolds I read what they say about you. If it true you should b shame of yourself. God will strike you down dead.

April 29, 2008 10:04 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to thank you for allowing Rev. Wright to demonstrate to the millions of black church members all across America that we cannot trust our pastors, just as we have begun to feel in the past ten years. You have certainly given us the stamp of approval, not to trust our pastors.

I do believe that Wright had a right to redeem himself and I felt somewhat good about his first two speeches, but what he did no Monday was outrageous, but you know God does not like ugly and is not to crazy about pretty. You will soon get what you deserve for using your womanhood to convince Wright to throw Obama under the bus and then back up and run over him again. However, he will prevail.

He finally did what he should have done in PA, and that I thank you for giving him a reason too, he can now move on and do what he was called to do. God says Psa 105:14 He allowed no man to do them wrong; yea, He reproved kings for their sakes,
Psa 105:15 saying, Touch not my anointed, and do My prophets no harm. You have done wrong against Obama for the wrong reasons and you too shall pay. No man can undo what God does to those like you. I will not jump and shout about it, I will let other do that, but he (GOD) will take care of you and Wright.

Obama could have thrown Wright under the bus in PA, but he didn't, I can see you now egging Wright on about how Obama called him uncle meaning something else, how Wright should come and defend himself before the media, after being in the media for two days. This is why in Proverbs, it warns:

Pro 5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drip honey, and her palate is smoother than oil;
Pro 5:4 but afterward she is as bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
Pro 5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell,
Pro 5:6 lest you should meditate on the path of life, her tracks are movable; you cannot know them.
Pro 5:7 And now hear me, O sons, and do not depart from the words of my mouth.
Pro 5:8 Remove your ways far from her, and do not come near the door of her house,
Pro 5:9 lest you give your honor to others and your years to the cruel;
Pro 5:10 that strangers not be filled with your strength, and your labors be in the house of a stranger;
Pro 5:11 and you moan when your end comes, when your flesh and muscle are eaten away,

I am sure you get the point.

God bless you and Wright, you are sure going to need it, and Obama will prevail. So go back and tell Clinton thank you for encouraging you to go against what is right and decent.

April 29, 2008 11:14 PM
Blogger Dee - Washington, DC said...

"There will be no weapon formed against that will prosper" is what I say to Senator Obama. I believe in the power of prayer and I confident that Senator Obama will prevail and be victorious. I am also in prayer for the self proclaimed Reverands. There is one thing about the God of my understanding does not care what title a human being such as the "Reverands" give themselves. It is actions and the motives of those actions that count. I am in prayer that there will come forth a pure heart and spirit within the "Reverands". All Senator Obama has to do is continue to look and step forward with the 23 Psalms as his mantra and he will be victorious of this I am confident. And so it is, and so it is.

April 29, 2008 11:42 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you write about why you did the PR hit on Obama for Clinton, that would be an interesting piece.

We are waiting for your explaination, don't have one? Neither does the Clintons, you are both speechless, but you will all lose in the end.

April 30, 2008 12:44 AM

More unhinged comments on her current topmost post.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:33:00 AM  

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